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Promote Family Mealtimes

Promote Family Mealtimes

The NDSU Extension Service is launching a new program called "The Family Table".

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Is Frozen Canned Food Safe to Eat?

Is Frozen Canned Food Safe to Eat?

I accidentally left canned food in my car and the cans froze. Can I still use the food?

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Canned Food "Can" Save Time and Money

Canned Food "Can" Save Time and Money

When you are deciding what to make for dinner or another meal, do you open your cupboards and check what's there?

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"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

I always run out of time to prepare food after I get home from work. I grab take-out food too often for my budget. I have some time on Sunday afternoons to do some cooking, but I could use some ideas.

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Are Foods Labeled "Natural" Healthier for You?

Are Foods Labeled "Natural" Healthier for You?

I have seen some food labeled "natural." What does that mean? Is it healthier?

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Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. "In season" means they are at their best quality and price.

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Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

I heard that we can grow gardens that are "good for our eyes." I know that carrots are eye-healthy. What other vegetables are good for our eyes?

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May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Did you know that bones can become so weak that a sneeze can lead to a break? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can occur in men and women.

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How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

I heard that June is “Dairy Month.” I am confused about how long I can store dairy foods. Please help me decode the dates.

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Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Try these questions to see what you know about summer food safety.

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Safe Foods for Picnics

Safe Foods for Picnics

What are some foods that are safe to bring on a picnic? We won’t be cooking anything at the site.

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Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Have you tried any vegetables from a garden or farmers market this month? Invite kids or grandkids to help you select, harvest and/or prepare them. Try these interesting ways to enjoy early season lettuce, radishes and green beans.

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Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

We have lots of great fresh vegetables available, but my kids usually avoid them. Do you have any tips?

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It's Zucchini Season!

It's Zucchini Season!

Many people have bumper crops of summer squash, such as zucchini, crookneck and straight-neck types. One-half cup of summer squash has just 10 calories. Summer squash has vitamins C and A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. These are some ways to use zucchini on your menu.

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Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Apples often are used as the symbol for health for good reason. Eating more apples as part of an overall healthful diet may help lower our risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and even asthma, according to some studies.

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How Much Should My Kids Get for an After School Snack?

How Much Should My Kids Get for an After School Snack?

My kids are always ready for a snack after school. How big of a snack do they need?

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Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?

Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?

My potatoes always seem to spoil or sprout before I use them. I had them in a cabinet under my kitchen sink. Where should I store them?

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All Eyes on Potatoes

All Eyes on Potatoes

Most people like potatoes because they are fairly inexpensive and can be used in many ways on your menu. Have you made potato soup, garlic mashed potatoes, oven-roasted potatoes or baked fries?

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